eight years in the making and the twenty eighth seed free for the world cup in russia is here the biggest event in football kicks off in moscow just a matter of hours from now. i. found across the globe have been out in force already in the russian capital reveling in the festive atmosphere. the way for the for just one other world news story the un condemns israel's actions during clashes on the gaza border that left over one hundred twenty palestinians dead.
a good day for me kevin zero in this sunday thursday the fourteenth of june here in moscow it's just after one in the afternoon huge day for to find out the minute but an even bigger day for russia for just a few hours now from the opening ceremony of the twenty eighteen feet for world cup football fever is well and truly into overdrive over the coming four weeks that we're going to have the latest from the fans the games the players from all those host cities across the biggest country in the world russia that tournament kicks off for the luzhniki stadium here in moscow just a bit later today with a match between host russia and saudi arabia six pm local time. although the tournament hasn't actually officially quite kicked off yet fans already out in force big time the central mosque has been crowded with thousands of
chanting and singing support says. cut. cut cut cut cut. cut. ok breaking news moscow has been taken over by friendly forces meeting fans from all over the world and i'm here on a mission chanting as part of football culture and i want to learn from different possible. i don't know exactly what these guys a chance used to but i know that china will make them happy guys.
caribbean france and moscow are one of the largest structures in place. but one. great to see it on red square in central moscow meantime all per stars are a little bit of refinement to the celebrations. concert carried the message that music can support universal languages that can unite people it was a stunning like show on the front of the iconic bolshoi theater mates and see of course there are eleven host cities across russia all holding their own special events for their own special flavor we spoke to some fans down south in the results
city of sochi. if you have any one of them you know at the beginning we were a little bit scared to come but everything turned out great we were given everything we needed we met a lot of people not just from russia but from other countries too there's a very good atmosphere here. russia is very very beautiful fantastic. when i first came to sochi i was surprised by the city the infrastructure is great everything's very clean i expect a great atmosphere tomorrow and also the people here are very kind and. it's very beautiful that we were surprised by the place the culture everything. is so top flight squad following all twenty eighteen world cup of events here then is the latest from peter schmeichel neil harvey.
good evening out welcome to our teams coverage of the twenty eight team fifty four world cup i know you're watching at home because they still will go what else would you do right now i'm very pleased to say alongside me throughout it so it will be a great day paid to schmeichel twice voted the best goalkeeper in the world you're looking very well by the way i think. and i just want to say pieces here especially basically cut for me because i'm going down to join the football fans and have a few beers. and i'm going there that's where the big concert tonight it's opening officially opening of the world cup the world cup you can smell it it's here so many friends already here have a look at this. look.
like. i. got blown out it. will. blow. the first match of the tournament kicks off with russia taking saudi arabia let's see what joins in the rain you have to say about the opening match. pressure for russia. the world cup at home. the world is watching them and this is the big chance to qualify used to be. saudi arabia that in spite of some talents is the knife team is a team from a different reality and russia has to win it and you can find more of the manchester united manager is predictions if you had a meeting dot com you won't think he was talking nonsense if you think so
challenge and head to facebook or twitter use the hash tag match for your make your own predictions and proof is not joined by the chief executive of russia's football player's union everyone i speak to but those are rushing to sort a little bit apprehensive about the politics of where we are says russia is the most important game for us because the games with. your wire will follow and the mood that will be the first game is very important we have a lot of. people who are saying our team is really really bad i don't think so i think it's about. we have a lot of young guys we have some very old guys like russia trying all for sports when you see very old. years younger than thirty six thirty seven with. all four running around like that big tournament but still i think their training.
will show what they've got. so the only games are six pm moscow time we're going to start our coverage at two pm that's just a little bit less than an hour from now we can tell you manchester united boss the acclaimed just say the renewably picking up the show for life not to be missed russia and saudi arabia of both held their final trading sessions they both say course they go that they go in all out for victory who's going to be the end of the day well we don't know that but this is where they're going to be playing.
course there's already been that huge shock for team spain wednesday yesterday the country's football federation x. to the head coach just two days before their opening game against portugal. was sacked after accepting the job to lead rail madrid next season he's going to be replaced by fernando hierro here's how former spain a barcelona midfielder shabby gave his thoughts but what happened there was a real surprise move but others and. i think it was the correct decision otherwise a pretty complicated situation would have emerged beauties in arrangements in particular if we sure are entrusted with real madrid and now i want to send my best wishes to the national scene so that it doesn't the fact that it seems
concentration on the place are already well immersed in the competition my best wishes to the. super story next for you for millions of russians hosting the world cup is a dream come true but that hasn't always been the case it took a real but a grit and determination to get the beautiful game established here in russia in the first place our team monies to trace the roots of football here in russia and it leads all the way back to scotland as a dear a cheat a report. the end of the nineteenth century saw the russian empire his first official football match it was played at the hippodrome in st petersburg in between horseracing the public reaction that it wasn't such a beautiful game. german sportsmen and white all bits were running round in the mud splashing down with force in the dirt and soon turned into chimney sweeps there was a remitting martyr among the pub. over
a decade later things began to change football started to gain a foothold in russia but not without some serious help from a russian born scottish merchant and sports enthusiast named arthur missis's and so in fact the history of russian football can be traced all the way back to glasgow shipbuilding was here back in the day in the mid nineteenth century and it was one of the shipyard owners murdoch fierce and who was recruited by the russians sought to become an engineer with the role fleet it's his grandson of who is to become the leading light and promoting football in russia and to help be unraveled the story i've managed to find a knowledgeable enthusiastic from the clan that faced in itself sandy let's face it after him self he started up football in russia organized leagues he was chairman of the association for two years we are very proud of him we're very proud to lead is important to the macpherson's and to scotland at large but
a scotsman was there to start off russian football how does it make you feel thinking about those links or i think it's very proud i've personally i've never been interested but i would love to go one day and never know when they make a pilgrimage i think we should be watching the world cup with great interest i think sport is a marvelous uniting influence throughout the world probably the two greatest things in sport are the olympic games and the football world cup they bring nations together the life. vassal macpherson and it miserably due to his prominence and position in the russian empire the revolution swept the country and he was imprisoned by the bolsheviks he died of typhoid in jail in one thousand nine hundred it's unknown where his body was buried but in the loo theer in smolensk cemetery in st petersburg there's a senator in his honor. we also found the great granddaughter of the macpherson lady betty glass who only very recently discovered she was related to
the footballing trailblazer it was a great discovery because i know about it but very little about what he did until fairly recently he must have put a lot and. it's good it's good or points of view because it's a really rough and such a big country that it's amazing that the influence yeah there are very pleased that he has somebody who did so martin's had his is it is recognized as such a place host to the world cup it might be worth remembering the remarkable story of often macpherson without him the tournament might not be happening here in that era today r.t. .
what was before katrina more people. interested always in the water how. about football but some of the day's headlines and the un has condemned israel for an excessive use of force during clashes in gaza which left over one hundred twenty palestinians dead since the end of march israel and the united states strongly opposed the vote calling it biased a one sided while the palestinian side said that a resolution simply wasn't enough. the nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving today it is totally one sided it makes not one mention of hamas who routinely initiate violence in gaza the
need to protect our people and that of this occupation remains urgent unquestionably and why should that be often the only one. we're just asking for a simple thing we want a lot of civilian population to be protected israel's actions of being condemned numerous times by humanitarian organizations and these were the defense forces have been saying using live rounds against protesters at times but israel says its forces is simply defending the country's borders here. the the.
this is a a vital mistaken if people knew the true story about israel at regarding hamas this vote would not have gone this way a lot of times these deaths of these palestinians are actually because they're using civilians as human shields and a lot of times in fact almost all the time the violence is actually initiated by hamas certainly not by israel the claim to trying to blame hamas is just a distraction it's a form of deception which they want to try to mislead the people from seeing what's pretty clear you've got unarmed protesters who are in gaza they're you know hundreds of yards from the so-called fence and they're being shot by snipers. with with live ammunition this is what's going on there is a clear recognition that it's wrong and that there's no future in continuing this kind of old precious book even if. it's silly as some of the french ambassador in
rome off to president mccrone criticized italy's decision to turn away a migrant rescue boat show the dubin ski has all the details on that. believe this week a humanitarian vessel was denied the right to dock at a port on italy's island of sicily the rescue ship was carrying over six hundred migrants including many unaccompanied minors and pregnant women they had been rescued off the coast of libya but are now currently on route to the port of lengthier after spanish authorities said that they could dock there well the french president has been scathing in his attack of italy in regards to the situation describing the country's actions as being cynical and irresponsible italy is fierce at that criticism by france and is demanding an apology. the french ambassador has been summoned by a foreign minister who on behalf of the italian people will ask for an explanation for the insults directed not only against the government but also against
a nation which is among the first in the world in terms of generosity solidarity and hospitality if the french have the humility to apologize the story will be closed and we will work in the interests of everyone this president has said took told the cabinet meeting that under maritime law it's dictated that in cases of distress those with the closest coastline have a responsibility to respond and in his view that was sicily but it has since image that leaders on the french island of corsica actually offered the vessel to dock there before they were criticized harshly by the central government in paris so some including italy suggesting that they some double standards when it comes to migrants and france they've also now asked france to take on nine thousand migrants from their own country. on the basis of the agreements a migrant reallocation from two thousand and fifteen friends committed itself to work in one thousand eight hundred sixty migrants and instead in three years they
took six hundred forty so i asked president mccrone to move from just words to action and to. more and morning welcome the one thousand migrants france promised to welcome as a sign of concrete generosity and not just words. while a meeting on friday between the french and italian leaders did look to be in jeopardy is this war of words has been escalating but we understand that it will possibly still go ahead meanwhile a meeting between the italian finance minister who's due to come to paris to meet the french finance minister it was cancelled but that is said now to be back on these are tense times though between these each unique and this is not a spat that is likely to blow over very easily. lawyers for a russian company that allegedly interfered in the u.s. presidential election in twenty sixteen may be blocked from seeing evidence in the case against it perhaps if u.s. special counsel robert muller gets his way he's asked
a federal judge to impose limits on information that can be shared now miller says the documents contain sensitive information on investigative methods and sources prosecutors also claim that the data could be used by russian intelligence services to impede further investigations the executive director of the ron paul peace institute told us that he thinks will is trying to save simply a fabricated case. mauler is scrambling to try to avoid giving evidence which may not exist the whole nature of the indictment itself was full of holes it made no sense and now that he's being told to put up or shut up he's panicking inciting national security inciting you know the hysteria that's already been created it's an example of him being caught in a p.r. stunt not expecting anyone anyone on the russian side to answer the claims to answer the accusations and then when they have his bluff has been called in so he's taking out any effort he can to avoid facing the issue be timeless prosecution team
say they've uncovered evidence proving a number of other individuals and companies are continuing to interfere in u.s. politics daily mcadams again says it's absurd therefore if they've got it not to share that prove the idea that you're accused of a crime and you're not allowed to see the evidence against you is ironically this is an absolutely extraordinary case robert mueller the special counsel is now bulking in claiming well russia is still meddling so i cannot put this evidence i cannot let the defense defend itself because it would aid the russians in their continued meddling in i don't know what in america certainly to me it doesn't sound right it sounds like again they're trying to escape a trap of their own creation quick memory recap here robert mueller took over the federal government probe into alleged collusion between donald trump's campaign and russia during the twenty six sixteen u.s. election three companies and thirteen russian nationals fell under investigation.
elsewhere eight hundred nuclear activists have been arrested in belgium after breaking into a military base they claim the nuclear weapons stored there for the last sixty years a kept there illegally it's a symbolic gesture but the activists acted as the theft of a warhead which they say they're going to give to nato heads of state at a summit in brussels next month. some sort of as a clinical we're here at the plain of bruegel airbase it's a belgian airbase with american forces who are here to oversee the nuclear weapons secondarily twenty warheads held in the belgian illegally given the belgian who signed the nonproliferation treaty so we're here with zoe a member of the ecowas party in the belgian parliament and a group of activists have come here to condemn the illegal placement of nuclear weapons. goes activists say they want to remove all u.s. warheads from the country they also believe the government should sign a un nuclear weapon ban treaty but according to estimates we look at the stats
there are currently twenty u.s. warheads in belgium around a hundred fifty were sent to other countries by america including some stated no nuclear countries one of the activists told us it was crucial therefore to show the government that these weapons should be removed. i've been to a group we decided to enter is risking five years of imprisonment for each person the new. government removed those nuclear weapons from the village and those you know we're going to be going to the united states it's not illegal to come out of the country so we really like them to be a way that is why people have been more. so people so more though. nuclear weapons making the actions all together. i can tell you as a starter so far this lunchtime no meeting coming from belgium place on the case we hear more we'll let you know it's coming up to twenty six minutes past one of the
afternoon that's it for me so far the cutest they really need to know about the world cup kicking off today you keep checking our main site dot com massive section there with all the latest twenty four seventh's and of course full coverage here on the t.v. sort of figures to from today talking of which that in half an hour star and just seven radio on out international along with the rest of the tape for me kevin i know in the state without international for all our great world cup coverage. i think it's trying to imagine that i say things just to be controversial and you would not withstand the level of attacks of police harassment of detention of having my passport take ten of social services being called on my children of my family being i'm to threat of having to jihad this plot to behead me in nov twenty seventh i don't believe you would withstand those levels of people trying to trying
to silence you if you didn't believe what you said. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trades per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need remember one one business shows you can't afford to miss the one and only boom bust . join me every thursday on the alex
simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics sport that's less i'm show business i'll see you than. yes. and. my uncle the kid same compensate the boy deny it nobody. can see it but no proof nothing because. it's not. going to. get the kind. of. move on which i didn't even showed up to move this beautiful almost an instant nickel going to be out in show which the certainly must.